Saturday, October 3, 2009
VeganMoFo: Root Beer Float Cupcakes
When I was growing up, my dad would occasionally make us root beer floats for dessert. His preferred root beer came in a glass bottle and, I believe, he liked French vanilla ice cream best (although, it could have been vanilla bean).
This year, he was in town on his birthday and we all went to dinner. I decided to bake something for him and immediately thought of the Root Beer Float Cupcakes from My Sweet Vegan. I had a bottle of Virgil's Root Beer (no high-fructose corn syrup for me!) and had bought a bottle of root beer extract ages ago at Surfas (a restaurant supply store in Culver City), knowing that I would eventually make this recipe. Having the necessary ingredients on hand made this recipe quick and easy. I opted to leave off the Chocolate Ganache because we'd never included chocolate in our root beer floats, but I otherwise stuck to the recipe. The cupcakes were delicious and truly tasted like root beer!